RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our Reserve Special Black Bier is a full bodied ale. Each batch is brewed with heavy roasted and chocolate malts to give this beer its unique flavors of coffee and chocolate. The color of this beer is black, and when pured into a glass it will have a deep brown head of foam.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Pours a nice black with medium brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt evident. Taste of chocolate, coffee, and black liquorice. Very dry mouthfeel with an aftertaste of a bitter hops. Altogether a very nice dry porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fules (903) - Gyngys, HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2016
Pici, gyorsan eltűnő hab, vrses rnyalat fekete szn. Illata prklt malts, fekete csokis, halvny aszalt gymlcsssggel. Prklt malts, csokis zvilg, finoman belesimul aszalt gymlcss aromkkal, hossz, prklt malts lecsengssel. Kzepes keserűjt a prkls adja. Kzepesen testes, enyhn sznsavas. Nagyon j egyensllyal rendelkező, nagyon finom sr.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (1051) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 24, 2016
Noire dense, petit collet dense de fines bulles. Aromes puissants, chocolat noir, caramel, cafe, liqueur Plutot mince mais les malt rotis tapissent genereusement le palais pour une finale longue amere et un peu seche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
labeerinthum (607) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 22, 2016
On tap @ IBF Pub Edition 2016, Milano. Il gusto al naso rintraccia liquirizia, orzo tostato e caff. Il cappello dal colore marrone castagno di schiuma compatta, cremosa, aderente ed ha una buona tenuta. La grandezza delle bollicine medio-fine. Al piano inferiore il colore scuro impenetrabile. Il corpo strutturato non pesante. La struttura di spessore. Lamaro medio. Lintensit gustativa elevata e la persistenza gustativa buona. Il gusto piacevole. Le sensazioni boccali finali sono lunghe. Il finale lungo, secco, pulito e complesso. Il retrogusto intenso. Laroma in bocca riporta sentori di miele, biscotto, agrumi, caff e liquirizia.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (7866) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Roast and dark chocolate with some caramel. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Nice drink. Tap at Fatheads.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (3095) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle from City Swiggers, Manhattan, New York, USA. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, some coffee, slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Nice porter from Dark Horse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (1902) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2016
12fl oz bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Nose is cocoa, vanilla, roasted malt, dark berries. Body is pitch black, head is small, brownish, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, old wood, hint of smoke. Light sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty medium to heavy bitter, later rather hoppy. Full body, oily thick sticky texture, nearly flat carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, strong flavor, very tasty, great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (2804) - CROATIA - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Beergium. Shared with JFK10000 and Miro. Pours black, medium beige head. Hoppy, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Sweetish. Finishes dry bitter. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOne (328) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Pours dark, opaque black-brown, with a creamy, coffee tinted head. Aroma is dark roasted grains, chocolate, slightly sweet. Taste carries the aroma features, with a finish of dark toast. Palate is has a richness without being heavy, or cloying. Overall a well balanced porter, with extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1097) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2016

Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.

Opaque black beer with a slight dark brown head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and coffee.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Sadly, the aroma is nowhere near as intense. Almost a smokey flavour, but it misses hops to get this completely carved in stone. Great and deliciously tasting beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (861) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2016
On tap at RCBW 2016. Black liquid. Thin beige head on top. Nutiness, vanilla, sweetness in the aroma. Dark chocolate, lactic notes, bitterness and cocoa nibs in the middle. Hints of coffee. Quite intensive dry bitterness in the end. Cocoanibs in the aftertaste. Rather medium bodied, well drinkable porter.

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